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Purup - Eskofot DPX 5080 (2001)
Purup - Eskofot DPX 5080 (2001)
Category: Computer-to-Plate

Price [EUR]: your offer please
MBO K65/4 KL (1971)
MBO K65/4 KL (1971)
Category: Folders

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Bobst Farma 36 (1978)
Bobst Farma 36 (1978)
Category: Foldingbox - gluing

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Heidelberg GTO 52 (1996)
Heidelberg GTO 52 (1996)
Category: 1 Color

Price [EUR]: please call

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition
Laid

paper with a watermark pattern showing the wire marks used in the paper making process. Usually used for high quality stationery.

Laid finish

Simulating the surface of handmade paper.

Laminate

a thin transparent plastic coating applied to paper or board to provide protection and give it a glossy finish.

Landscape

work in which the width used is greater than the height. Also used to indicate the orientation of tables or illustrations which are printed 'sideways'. See Portrait.

Laser printer (see also Page printer)

a high quality image printing system using a laser beam to produce an image on a photosensitive drum. The image is transferred on to paper by a conventional xerographic printing process. Currently, most laser printers set at 300dpi with newer models operating at up to 600dpi.

Lateral reversal

a positive or negative image transposed from left to right as in a mirror reflection of the original.

Layflat

See Eurobind.

Layout

a sketch of a page for printing showing the position of text and illustrations and giving general instructions.

Lead or Leading

Space added between lines of type to space out text and provide visual separation of the lines. Measured in points or fractions therof. Named after the strips of lead which used to be inserted between lines of metal type.

Legend

the descriptive matter printed below an illustration, mostly referred to as a caption. Also an explanation of signs or symbols used in timetables or maps.

Letraset

a proprietary name for rub-down or dry transfer lettering used in preparing artwork.

Letterpress

a relief printing process in which a raised image is inked to produce an impression; the impression is then transferred by placing paper against image and applying pressure.

Letterset

a printing process combining offset printing with a letterpress relief printing plate.

Letterspacing

the addition of space between the letters of words to increase the line-length to a required width or to improve the appearance of a line.

Library picture

a picture taken from an existing library and not specially commissioned.

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